ON Saturday, August 25, 2018, pre-match at home against Hamilton Accies, Celtic FC Foundation, Glasgow North East Foodbank and The Wayside Club would like to invite all supporters who are attending the match to bring a donation which will address issues of poverty, hunger and homelessness in our society.
On consultation with our partner and this collections’ beneficiary, vital items required include:
Glasgow North East Foodbank:
- UHT Milk
- Tinned Fruit
- Tinned Fish
- Tinned Tomatoes
The Wayside Club:
Men’s toilet bag
- Baby wipes
- One x pair boxers/underpants (new)
- One x pair socks (new)
- Hand Sanitiser
Women’s toilet bag
- Baby wipes
- Sanitary items
- Dry shampoo
- Hand Sanitiser
There will be three drop-off stations: The Clover (main collection point on the Celtic Way) and theWest and East entrance areas along Janefield Street*.
The legacy of Walfrid was a football club fundamentally committed to his ideals of supporting those in need locally, nationally and far beyond national borders.
Celtic FC Foundation continues to deliver this legacy on a daily basis and with its continued partnership with the Glasgow NE Foodbank, which was established in 2013, we are able to work together help alleviate some of the challenges in the local area and beyond.
Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton said: “Our aim here is to make a difference and help people who need help at this particular time in their lives. Our existing partnerships with organisations that share our values allow us to do that.
“However, as we’ve said repeatedly, we can’t do this without the Celtic support and we are very grateful to anyone who can help us on the day. Even the smallest contribution could make a massive difference to those who are experiencing homelessness or poverty at this time.
“Thank you for your continued backing.”
Tara Maguire, Glasgow NE Foodbank Co-ordinator added: “The support we have been given and continue to receive from Celtic FC, the Foundation and the supporters has been nothing short of phenomenal.
“It is no exaggeration to say that without it, we could not have continued to offer our service across the North East of Glasgow.
“As our numbers continue to increase, certain items are needed for our parcels.
“We have a great stock of soup, beans, pasta and tinned meat so even just one item from the list here, would be absolutely fantastic.
“Working alongside the Wayside on this collection will be wonderful, having followed their work over their years.
“Targeting the items specified, so they can distribute these small but essential parcels to those they see, will be of tremendous benefit to those in need.
“We thank each and every one who has contributed to our appeals and we are grateful to be able to depend on you all once again.”
“Many cases of sheer poverty are left unaided through lack of means. It is therefore with this principle object that we have set afloat the “Celtic”
Brother Walfrid, November 1887
CELTIC FC Foundation announced its continuing partnership with Glasgow North East Foodbank, based at Calton Parkhead Parish Church in December 2016.
Since our initial investment in 2013, Celtic FC Foundation have been a great supporter of the Foodbank and their vision to be ‘more than a Foodbank’.
Developing and growing this partnership further, Celtic FC Foundation is proud to continue to support a service which provides critical help to those in need and which sits here on our doorstep and beyond and encompasses the very ethos of why our club was formed.
The main ‘Hub’ based at Calton Parkhead Parish church not only supplies nutritionally-balanced emergency food parcels three days a week to those in crisis, but offers a much-needed cup of tea and a friendly face to talk to in times of turmoil and confusion.
The Wayside Club was established to meet the needs of the homeless and those suffering from hardship, addiction to alcohol or gambling.
The Wayside Club listen, comfort, give advice – if required and try to assist in progressing to a more hopeful future.
It provides a warm, friendly and safe environment every evening and Saturday afternoon throughout the year including all the Public holidays. Shaving and Showers are also available for both male and females.
For more ways to get involved in our work, or to make a one-off/regular donation, please visit www.celticfcfoundation.com or email [email protected]
*Please note that this is not a cash collection.